UFC (bird style)
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tinyfishy
Registered: Sep 16, 2009
Total Posts: 285
Country: Canada

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I was invited to be the referee of this match.
One round, winner gets to mate with all the female mockingbirds in the area.



1. The current champ : Yellow Eyes.



2.The Challenger: Dark Eyes.



3.Before you knew it, they were all tangled up for the ground battle :



4. Dark eyes' beginning to grab the Champ by the wings....



5.The Champ tried to signal me for a foul call, but I wasn't sure....



6. Well, I didn't make the call, but now dark eyes started to bite and poke on the Champ's face....Again, I wasn't sure if that was an illegal move ...



7. After a few tosses and turns, they ended up in a stalemate with the Champ on the right side now.



tinyfishy
Registered: Sep 16, 2009
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Country: Canada

8. Soon they were both quite tired; since there were no action, the crowds were booing and I had to break them up....
I shouted : BREAK AND LETS FLIGHT !!!



9.The champ released his grab but Dark eye seized the opportunity and push the Champ to the ground; shouting "You're done Old Man"




10. Dark Eyes then gave the Champ a neck choke, definitely an illegal move with Human UFC but he's doing it with his foot .....the crowds were booing but wasn't sure I should step in....




11. Yellow Eyes was choking, unable to breath, he had to tap for submission.....using his foot. I accepted that and declared Dark Eyes the new Champ.




I had to be escorted out of this place.....


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Thanks for looking.

497 Species of Birds In Flight
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surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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A great action set Tiny, and fun commentary to go along with them ~ Ron



BeeBalm
Registered: Nov 13, 2012
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Hi TinyFishy,
"Very cool" great captures! Was yellow eyes okay after all that...Did you see him fly away?



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Cool set. And good ringside commentary. I've only ever seen this behavior once, but was too far away and slow to get any shots.



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Country: United States

I had to be escorted out of this place

What a rare look into their world, I have never seen such a thing. Then again we don't have Mockingbird here.

Wonderful action, very well documented and excellent play by play. Super set Tiny!!!


Tim



Lightsearcher
Registered: Oct 14, 2011
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... you made my day with this post, I'm laughing and everyone in my office too..!!!

You did a great job with your camera.

Marcelo



tinyfishy
Registered: Sep 16, 2009
Total Posts: 285
Country: Canada

BeeBalm wrote:
Hi TinyFishy,
"Very cool" great captures! Was yellow eyes okay after all that...Did you see him fly away?


Thanks BeeBalm,

Yeah, he's OK, the Doc gave him a neck brace; his ego is hurt more than anything....and he's single now.



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Very nice action set.

Rob



lowa2
Registered: Oct 15, 2010
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Nice! I've seen this once with song sparrows! It's quite amazing how violent they get!

Charles



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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One fantastic set of shots ,showing their behavior Great job.

Birdie



BeeBalm
Registered: Nov 13, 2012
Total Posts: 7350
Country: N/A

tinyfishy wrote:
BeeBalm wrote:
Hi TinyFishy,
"Very cool" great captures! Was yellow eyes okay after all that...Did you see him fly away?


Thanks BeeBalm,

Yeah, he's OK, the Doc gave him a neck brace; his ego is hurt more than anything....and he's single now.


TinyFishy .. Glad to hear he is fine



James McQueen
Registered: Nov 10, 2003
Total Posts: 1082
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Excellent images. I've witnessed several "fights" of mockingbirds here but never captured it with the camera ........ great job.

- Jim



CDaescher
Registered: Jul 19, 2011
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Tinyfishy, what a great action you captured here.
Enjoyed the sequence.
Chris



tfoltz
Registered: Jul 08, 2008
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Great play by play, I've never seen mocking birds go at it like this

-Tim



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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a great action set Tiny



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
Total Posts: 35559
Country: United Kingdom

Super action shots Tiny, well captured
David



dkapp2536
Registered: Oct 31, 2010
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tinyfishy, Way cool, never seen anything like it !! Dave



marklankton
Registered: May 23, 2008
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Tough times in the 'hood for sure -- someone's always gunning for you. Great action sequence!
Mark



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Now that was entertaining and the pictures were amazing! I witnessed a battle of two Tree Swallows going at it in the water and they do go for pinning or grabbing the wings to restrict flight I guess.

#7 #10 and #11 are just super, one heck of a job you did on the series, thanks for sharing and the commentary was over the top...........Ding Ding!

Karl



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